Archive of films Falling Sky / Himmelfall

2002, 87 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2003

Black comedy centered on various inmates of an Oslo psychiatric hospital
just prior to Christmas. 


A blackly comic criss-crosser, centered on various inmates of a psychiatric hospital just prior to Christmas, Falling Sky is sharp, touching and thoroughly entertaining. The central character is Reidar (Kristoffer Joner), an inmate of an Oslo institution who´s convinced a meteor is about to hit Earth. Another inmate is suicidal Juni (Maria Bonnevie), with whom Reidar is in love but who has a habit of slugging anyone who comes near her. The hospital´s head shrink (Kim Bodnia) is impotent but longs to renew the love he once had with his wife (Hildegun Riise). The pic is unpredictable and often surprising in its developments, but never loses sight of its core black humor even in the warmer moments. First-time feature helmer Gunnar Vikene smoothly moves between the different story threads.
Gunnar Rehlin 


Motlys AS
Sagveien 18, N-0459, Oslo
Tel: +47 22 808 370
Fax: +47 22 808 371

NonStop Sales AB
Döbelnsgatan 24, SE 113 52, Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 673 9989, +46 8 673 9980
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Norwegian Film Institute
Box 482 Sentrum, 0105, Oslo
Tel: +47 224 745 00
Fax: +47 224 745 97

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Gunnar Vikene
Screenplay: Gunnar Vikene, Torun Lian
Dir. of Photography: Sjur Aarthun
Music: Reidar Skar
Editor: Kasper Leick
Producer: Sigve Endresen, Ørjan Karlsen
Production: Motlys AS
Cast: Kristoffer Joner, Maria Bonnevie, Kim Bodnia, Hildegun Riise, Gitte Rio Jorgensen, Endre Hellestveit, Min Min Tun, Kjerstin Sandal
Contact: Motlys AS, NonStop Sales AB, Norwegian Film Institute


Gunnar Vikene

Stine Oppegaard

Film Institution Rep.

Vigdis Lian


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